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New York Sues to Dissolve Trump Foundation

New York state sued Thursday to dissolve President Donald Trump’s family charitable foundation, claiming he engaged in “persistent illegal conduct” for more than a decade to benefit his personal, business and political interests.

The lawsuit, brought by Democratic state attorney general Barbara Underwood, accused the Trump foundation of “extensive unlawful political coordination with the Trump presidential campaign … and violations of basic legal obligations for non-profit foundations.”

It claimed Trump, a real estate magnate-turned-Republican-politician, used the foundation’s charity funds to pay his legal bills, promote his Trump-branded hotels, and for personal spending. The suit names the president and three of his adult …read more